Category Archives: Elementary

The Star-Spangled Banner across the Arts

 2nd grade lesson by Jennifer Butler, Northwoods Fine Arts Academy Sand Springs, Oklahoma 2nd grade students will be learning about the Battle at Fort McHenry, Francis Scott Key, and the composition of The Star-Spangled Banner through music, art, and dance.  Students … Continue reading

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The Music in Me

by Melissa Zirkel 1st Grade Whittier Elementary School, Kansas City Public School District Students will explore people, places, and things of the past and draw conclusions about the lives of others in relationship to their own. Students will also engage in … Continue reading

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The American Flag as a Symbol

The American Flag as a Symbol: A lesson to celebrate the flag Social Studies Grade Levels 5 – 12 Bonnie Cooper, Caney Creek High School, Conroe (Texas) ISD Students use images of the US flag in to identify different ways the … Continue reading

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The Music of Poetry: Decoded_Lesson 3

Guiding Question – What do our National Symbols mean to me? Focus Word – Liberty Lesson 3 – Emma Lazarus Introduction: 1) Introduce “The New Colossus” by asking what immigrant means. Capture the answers in a wordle. 2) Read “The … Continue reading

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Module III: Narrative Writing through Patriotic Song

A.  (Teacher models lesson with student assistance.) During the early 1900s, the march sound of John Phillip Sousa rang across America, World War I was taking shape, cities were growing, women won the right to vote, and many homes across … Continue reading

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Module II: Informational Writing through Patriotic Song

A.   “Star Spangled Banner” Model Writing Lesson Details: What important information do the Lyrics of “The Star Spangled Banner” and related art works tell us about the life and times of Francis Scott Key and others who lived about 1812? … Continue reading

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Who am I? Who are We? Defining Our American Identity

Who am I? Who are We? Defining our American Identity? Social Studies, U.S. History Grade Levels (5-8) Monica Crenshaw, T.L. Marsalis E.S. This digital project is designed to help young students explore the concepts behind how American Identity is formed … Continue reading

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